ABC's 'American Idol' begins auditions Aug. 17 across 19 cities

NEW YORK - Tryouts will begin in August for ABC's version of "American Idol," which will air in 2018.

The first set of tryouts will be in Portland, Ore., and Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 17. There will be a tryout in Atlanta on Aug. 22 and Asheville on Aug. 27.

Auditioning has never been easier, with the series also taking to the internet, offering hopefuls the opportunity to submit audition videos online at americanidol.com or by showing off their talent via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.
"American Idol" auditions will be held as follows (subject to change):

West Bus Tour                                                           East Bus Tour
Portland, OR – Aug 17                                              Orlando, FL – Aug 17
Oakland, CA – Aug 20                                              Miami, FL – Aug 19
Provo, UT – Aug 23                                                   Atlanta, GA – Aug 22
Denver, CO – Aug 26                                                Charleston, SC – Aug 25
Omaha, NE – Aug 29                                                 Asheville, NC – Aug 27
Tulsa, OK – Sept 1                                                     Louisville, KY – Aug 30
Shreveport, LA – Sept 4                                            Pittsburgh, PA – Sept 3       
Muscle Shoals, AL – Sept 7                                       Annapolis, MD – Sept 5
                                                                                      Boston, MA – Sept 8                                    
Open Audition Cities                               
Chicago, IL – Sept 11                                               
New Orleans, LA – Sept 14                                                   

You must be at least 15 to audition. Visit americanidol.com for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

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